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Full text of "Gadaba"

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3.      The end consonents in the verbal forms are

/IB/ , In/ , Hi, /w/ , /w/ , /y/ , IT! , /I/



Eg: kima: n = to bathe

bela: m = to spread

go : y   = to beat



bo ; g = to put



gu: w = to hunt



to : w ^ to remove



se : r  to sing



sa : 1 = to lick



4.1.   Duplication is an interesting feature   of Gadaba verbs. It is

difficult to formulate any principle, on which verbs the dupli-

cation occurs.



4.2.   Out of the 77 verbs collected, 44 undergo duplication and

33 are non depllcatives.



Dupli             Non-Dupli



transitive                  37                     15



in transitive               7                     18



44                     33



This duplication occurs both in the transitive and intransitive

verbs without any distinction.



4.3. Out of 33 non - duplicative verbs,   only five   mono-syllabics

are found.   Other are blsyliabics and trisyllables.



Out of 43 duplicative verbs  16 are mono syllables   and 2i

are bisyllabics and one is trisyllabic.



4*4. Verbs with two or more syllables and which do mot end in

/ o:/ do not get duplicated.



Eg.; /bela : m/ ; /bullu/